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Holland House Beach Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Frontstreet 43, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin   |  
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Ranked #1 of 13 hotels in Philipsburg
Stouffville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Home Away from Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We actually found the Holland House by mistake one night as we were searching for a specific reasturant. We saw there reasturant and said why not, lets try eating there. Well, dinner turned into a 3 night stay. We have stayed at the Holland House 4 times now and we are always so pleased. The Hotel is always clean and the staff are the most helpful and friendliest of staff. My favourite part of the Holland House however, is the reasturant. The food so just soooooooooo good. I have never had a bad meal or a bad service ever. The best thing is you also feel safe. The prices are more reasonable than you may think for a Hotel on the Beach. How can one complain when they are sitting looking out over the boardwalk into the ocean, with a soft breeze blowing and a drink in your hand. Even if you only have one night to stay on St. Maarten, you should take the opportunity to stay at the Holland House. I guarantee you will go back. We now book our time at Holland House annually as we go between Canada and Montserrat.

Room Tip: The rooms on the beach side are absolutely wonderful. Very sunny during the day, but you can close...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Excellent place for a relaxing holiday. We have stayed at the Holland House for many years and we will go back again. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the rooms are cleaned every day. The beach, which is very clean, is steps from the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PaulBoetekees, General Manager at Holland House Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Anjou, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of the Holland House! We look forward to welcome you back! Kind regards, Holland House Team
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Suwanee, GA
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The hotel is located right in heart of shopping district and visiting cruise ship people traffic. The food and staff are top notch. My only 'complaint' relates to location of parking lot. It requires walking several streets over - request Security Guard escort to locate the lot and, if traveling alone, and when you need to go to the lot.
I felt the bathroom was odd with shower layout/glass wall - I actually had concern about running into/hitting the glass wall and cracking/breaking it.
The room was spacious and clean. I will definitely stay at this hotel for my next business trip.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Friendly helpful people in a beautiful location. The perfect place to relax and just unwind on your own beach. I went in low season with my girlfriend and it was basically a private beach.

Many thanks to Tori, Esther and Chris for a wonderful time.

Room Tip: Beach view room is fantastic. If available chose that side.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PaulBoetekees, General Manager at Holland House Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear Mr. Versteeg, Thank you very much for your nice comments about the hotel! It is very much appreciated by all of us. We are happy that you enjoyed our facilities and the beach and we certainly hope to welcome you back! Kind regards, Holland House team.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My wife and I had an amazing time at the Holland House. In the heart of Philipsburg on Front St., this hotel offers an amazing beach, very friendly, helpful staff, and delectable food and drink. The open air theme on the first floor creates a relaxing, seductive aura. We sat at the bar and extended lounge area many nights, enjoying the wide array of island cocktails while listening to the waves move in and out.

The hotel is right in the heart of the Philipsburg shopping center, located directly on Front street. The convenience of being able to walk to all the shops can't be understated, as the traffic in Philipsburg, even during the slow season, is fairly congested. Additionally, being able to walk to the casinos at night was nice as well. Although I have read reviews of Philiipsburg not being safe at night, I found nothing to support this claim.

Finally, the beach and cabana service were really nice too. Crystal waters with a Caribbean green hue, and a fairly fine sand grain. It is quickly apparent that of the hotels on this bay, the Holland House offers the best beach experience.

Room Tip: Choose an ocean view room if possible. The balcony provided in every room is thrice as nice with an...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PaulBoetekees, General Manager at Holland House Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear Clarence A, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about us on Tripadvisor! Of course we very much appreciate your positive and kind words about the hotel. We will keep on improving where we can and look forward to hopefully be able to welcome you back at the hotel! With kind regards, Holland House Team
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Holland House is in the middle of Philipsburg on the water on the Dutch side. We had a great view of the ocean. Rooms were decent size with good bathrooms and balcony was great. We dined and had drinks a couple of times as well. The area surrounding was safe enough, we didn't go out too much at night, but lots of shops and bars/restaurants. The only thing I can really say was a negative was mixed customer service. One bartender/bar-back was really nice and the other two were okay. The front desk was okay, they were always talking to each other as we approached but overall the service didn't affect our stay.

Room Tip: Ocean view is the way to go
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

a girlfriend and I were rudely greeted at lunch here. the waitress forgot to bring my beverage and when we asked for a cocktail menu she dropped it off for 2minutes then snatched it back up w/o taking our order. Is it something we did? the $18 sandwich we ordered was something out of a gas station fridge. the location is nicely situation on the boardwalk and the decor is modern but this is one if those places you have to pay $1 to use the restroom when in reality they should be paying you to even tolerate mediocre overpriced food w/ awful service.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Frontstreet 43, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holland House Beach Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly located, right on the beach in downtown Philipsburg, the Holland House offers great charm, a unique ambiance and a rich Caribbean experience.Meet the friendly Islanders, relax and enjoy all that St. Maarten has to offer. The hotel is also located on Front Street, where you will find the best shops and boutiques on the island, all still Duty Free!The Hotel offers 54 rooms and suites all recently renovated, an award winning restaurant and wine cellar, a beautiful outdoor lounge deck and a magnificent beach right in front of the hotel with personal and attentive service. It’s great to be here! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holland Hotel Beach
Holland Beach
Holland House Beach Hotel St Maarten-St Martin/Philipsburg

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